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Just Announced: Comedians Chris Parker and Guy Montgomery Will Spread Laughs Across New Zealand with Two New Tours

If you're in need of a belly laugh so big it'll make your sides sore, these two have got you covered.
By Emma Clark-Dow
November 15, 2023
By Emma Clark-Dow
November 15, 2023

Kiwi comedians Chris Parker and Guy Montgomery have just announced nationwide tours with performances in Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua, Dunedin, Nelson and Christchurch throughout May, June and July 2024.

Although Chris Parker has been a well-known name in the comedy world for awhile, he really cemented himself as one of New Zealand's favourite comic performers through the hilarious viral TikToks and Instagram videos he pushed out during our various lockdowns. His videos nailed the general Kiwi experience, as well as creating spot-on impersonations of politicians, stereotypical flatmates and mother figures.

His tour, aptly named Give Me One Good Reason Why I Shouldn't Throw My Phone Off This Bridge reflects the virality Parker has experienced over the last three years, touching on the tantalising thrill of more likes, more views and more fame, while simultaneously hating everything about social media.

Guy Montgomery has also established himself as a leading voice in the scene, winning the coveted New Zealand International Comedy Festival's Fred Award for Best Show as well as hosting TV's Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont-Spelling Bee. The premise of the show is what it says on the tin: each week four comedians would put their spelling knowledge to the test with Montgomery dishing out some of the most infuriating words in the English language.

Montgomery's new stand-up show Over 50,000 Guy Fans Can't Be Wrong' was inspired by an exchange the comedian had in Wellington, when a man who claimed he was on mushrooms came up to him and asked if he was supposed to know him. Montgomery decided this was a win, since the man didn't seem to be coming up to anyone else. His show will use this unique situation as a way to talk about the complicated battle of being a public figure, kind of.

Chris Parker's full 2024 tour schedule:

Theatre Royal, Nelson — Thursday, June 20
James Hay Theatre, Christchurch — Saturday, June 22
Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin — Saturday, June 29
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre Auckland — Saturday, July 6
Opera House, Wellington — Sat, Jul 13
Sir Howard Morrison Centre, Rotorua — Fri, Jul 19

Guy Montgomery's full 2024 tour schedule:

Opera House, Wellington — NZ Comedy Festival performances on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11
Civic Theatre, Auckland — NZ Comedy Festival performances on Friday, May 17
Baycourt Addison Theatre Tauranga — Thursday, May 30
Sir Howard Morrison Centre Rotorua — Friday, May 31
Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin — Saturday, June 8
James Hay Theatre, Christchurch — Saturday, June 15

Live Nation members can nab pre-sale tickets from 10am on Thursday, November 16, with public tickets going on sale at 10am, Friday November 17. To buy your tickets, head to Guy Montgomery's and Chris Parker's Live Nation listing. 

Published on November 15, 2023 by Emma Clark-Dow
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